Nov 17

Nov ‘17 Carnival: Betrayal Revisited

  The travelling RPG Blog Carnival continues to jump from one blog to another. I try to contribute every month, although a topic can catch my imagination and lead to a long series, such as the 2017 February topic.   In November, the traditional Carnival host is Mike Bourke at Campaign Mastery. The chosen topic …

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Nov 16

Songs of Ulubrae: The Walter Ways

  +++++TOP SECRET++PLANET ALBION BOARD ONLY+++++ +++++NONE OF THE FOLLOWING NEVER HAPPENED EITHER+++++   The ill-advised renovation of the Walter Ways gondola ride in Tudor Town did NOT result in an unfortunate incident. Loyal Management was NOT prepared for the inevitable backlash after the animatronic sequence kidnapping the Governor’s Daughter was removed for being “wildly …

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Nov 15

Tales of the Dice 134: Planning

    Oh yes, we are another week closer to Dragonmeet. Unlike blue, I will be busy trying to arrange to meet up with internet friends old and new.   Might I see you there?   Issue 133, Waiting, can be found here If you like Tales of the Dice, then you might like this collection …

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Nov 14

Updated: Making Failure Interesting

  I enjoy reading RPGs in search of ideas I can use in my game. Inside Little Wizards, I found excellent advice about turning failure in RPGs into an interesting story point.     Little Wizards Little Wizards is an RPG aimed at children. It was written by Antoine Bauza, and translated by Franck Florentin …

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Nov 13

Forgotten Scrolls 60: Week 223

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my four years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little more polish, …

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